I just finished watching the "Get Fired Up" motivational DVD. I'm PUMPED!!! Chalene Johnson is one of the most AMAZING trainers out there. This girl puts heart and soul into her passion for TURBO and helping people get fit and healthy. WOW! If anyone can get your butt out of bed for those 5 AM wake-up calls, it's this girl!!!
I'm so excited about starting a new program, especially with the onset of our 4-Week Clean Eating Challenge. But I have a hidden agenda, too. My son and future daughter-in-law are taking me to see AEROSMITH live in concert on August 3, 2010 in DALLAS, TEXAS!!!!
For those of you that don't know...I am a HUGE AEROSMITH FAN!!! STEVEN TYLER, BABY!!! Love it! So I am determined to wear my brand new Aerosmith belt buckle and some of those cute low-rise tight fitting jeans so I can show off my Aerosmith tattoo! I know this is going to be my ticket to making that a reality. Hey, everyone has to have a little motivation...LOL.
Anyway, today was clean out the pantry day. I made a shopping list of some challenge worthy foods and happy to report I am "READY SET GO!" Here is copy of my shopping list. Not saying you need to go and buy everything on the list, just giving you an example of the kinds of foods I will be incorporating in this challenge. I am also going to do the 5-Day Inferno Plan that came with the TurboFire ® - hey, I have an Aerosmith Concert to go to! So I am going to take the metabolism booster to the max and bring it VEGAN STYLE! I plan to post my progress daily to the Cinderella Pact thread. So if you are interested in popping over and just having a "looksee" before you commit, drop in anytime and track my progress!
Vegan Shopping List
Ener-G Egg Replacer
Dried or canned beans—pintos, kidney, chickpeas, lentils, etc.
All Natural Peanut Butter
Nuts & Seeds
Non-dairy milks—soy, almond, hemp, rice, oat, etc.
Unsweetened Coconut milk
Toffuti Sour Supreme (sour cream substitute)
Toffuti Soy Cheese slices
Smart Balance Light Vegan spread (butter substitute)
Pasta—quinoa, brown rice, buckwheat soba, etc.
Flours—brown rice, soy, cornmeal, buckwheat, potato
Berries –raspberries, blueberries, strawberries
Canned vegetables—artichoke hearts, black olives, hearts of palm, roasted red peppers
Frozen/Fresh vegetables—corn, peas, broccoli, carrots, onions, peppers, celery, cauliflower
Leafy Greens—romaine lettuce, spinach, arugula, kale
Oils & FatsExtra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Red Pepper Flakes
Unsweetened All Natural Applesauce
All Natural Salsas
READY TO BRING IT!!!
Recipe of the Day
Gluten Free Banana Muffins
3/4 cup Brown Rice Flour
3/4 cup Soy Flour
1/2 cup Quick Cooking Oats
3 tbsp Ground Flax Seed
3 tsp ENERG Egg Replacer
3 tsp Baking Powder
1 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 cups Mashed Bananas (3 medium over ripe)
1/2 cup All Natural Applesauce
1/2 cup Tofutti Sour Supreme
1/4 cup Canola Oil
1 tsp Vanilla
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Either line muffin tin with waxed muffin cups or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients and sift to mix thoroughly. Blend in remaining ingredients and stir. Batter will be thick. Let set for about 5 minutes and batter becomes fluffy. Spoon into prepared muffin tin and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Remove from oven and place muffin tin on cooling rack for 10 minutes before removing. Serve with fresh fruit. Simply DELICIOUS!
Serving size: 1 muffin
Approximately: 10 Servings
Calories: 200 Total Fat: 9 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 355 mg Potassium: 356 mg Carbs: 25 g
Dietary Fiber: 4 g Sugar: 6 g Protein: 6 g